Lenovo has launched a new sub-brand of smartphones, and the first device from this range is the Zuk Z1 which is scheduled to be sold online in China from August 18 onwards. This device is a straight challenger to the OnePlus 2, which is very evident through the fact that it carries a 5.5-inch display, a metal frame, a USB Type-C port, a fingerprint scanner and other advanced specs.
Moreover, it’s a comparatively cheaper offering as well. The Zuk Z1 will be purchasable in China in exchange of CNY 1799 which translates into about $280 or Rs 18000. The base model of the OnePlus 2 on the other hand, can be yours at $329 or Rs 22999.
Lenovo’s Zuk has equipped its first smartphone with a 5.5-inch 1080p full HD monitor and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset. A big highlight is that it carries onboard a 4100mAh battery which promises hours and hours of usage without having to be charged again.
The dual SIM 4G-supporting Z1 has been fitted with 3GB worth of RAM and 64GB worth of storage. It holds a 13MP Sony IMX214 sensor on its rear surface, and this camera also offers optical image stabilization. For selfies, an 8MP front snapper has been granted to this device as well.
A quick look at the main specs of the Zuk Z1:
– Display: 5.5-inch, 1080p full HD
– OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop
– Memory: 3GB RAM, 64GB storage (not expandable)
– CPU: 2.5GHz quad core Snapdragon 801
– Cameras: 13MP rear with OIS, 8MP front
– Battery: 4100mAh
– Size: 155.7 x 77.3 x 8.9mm
– Weight: 175gms
– Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB Type-C
There’s no word on whether or not Lenovo’s Zuk Z1 will be released in markets other than China. We’ll have more on it when additional details are out.